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Out of the wargaming closet,
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This review is from: Achtung Schweinehund!: A Boy's Own Story of Imaginary Combat (Paperback)
This book is a combination of selective autobiography, brief introduction to wargaming as a hobby, sociological analysis of gender stereotypes in the post war period, and a condensed history of toy soldiers; except of course that, as the author is at pains to point out, they're not toys. It's also funny.
Worth reading for both wargamers (although some of his stories may prove to be a little close to home) and to non-wargamers (to whom a whole subculture will be revealed). It's best avoided if you're a re-enactor or an orc-fancier.
Anyway, I'm off for a game of Airfix Charades; the rules of which are in the book.